Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Hundred Acres Manor Haunted House
Place: Hundred Acres Drive, Pittsburgh
Dates and times: Through October 29. Open Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 7–10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7–11:30 p.m.
Highlight: They consider themselves the biggest haunted house in Pittsburgh.
Summary of Event: This haunted house is an actual house that uses the latest haunted house technology to startle you and keep you on your feet. Every corner holds new surprises and ghosts pop out everywhere. You can wander through Massacre Mansion, Black Hill Sanitarium, Fearscape Factory, and The Maze (a 7500-square-foot labyrinth complete with chainsaw-wielding maniacs).
Special Notes: Young children not recommended. All proceeds from this event go toward Animal Friends and the Homeless Children’s Education Fund.
Phantom Fright Nights
Place: Kennywood, 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin
Dates and times: Through October 28. Friday and Saturday 7 p.m.–1 a.m.
Price: $19.50 online, save $3 at Giant Eagle.
Summary of Event: When the gates of Kennywood Park close, a different kind of park opens. Come witness this phenomenon only if you have the nerve!
Special Notes: No children under 13. For the safety of every guest at Phantom Fright Nights, masks, costume-style makeup, and costumes are not permitted.
George A. Romero’s Fright Nights
Place: Chevrolet Amphitheatre at Station “Scare”
Dates and times: Through October 31. Monday-Thursday, Sunday 7–11 p.m. Friday and Saturday 7 p.m.–midnight.
Summary of Event: Romero’s horror films are brought to life with a Night of the Living Dead farmhouse, a haunted cemetery walk, Psycho Maze, Metamorphosis of Horror, and an Executioner’s Hot Seat. Event includes rides, fortune tellers, sideshow freaks, a haunted movie theater, and a food court.
Special Notes: General admission includes unlimited trips through all events. $2 off coupons are available from McDonald’s.